Toyota Camry Hybrid Is A Nearly Perfect Car

By Bill Howard  |  Posted 2006-10-03 Print this article Print

Review: The Camry Hybrid has an incredible combination of fuel economy, roominess, and fit and finish. (TechnoRide)

Why is Toyota about to become the worlds number-one automaker? Look no further than the 2007 Camry Hybrid.

Its an incredible combination of fuel economy, roominess, and fit and finish. About all thats missing is a sense of the automotive character found in competitors or in the sibling Prius Hybrid.
But enough people seem not to mind that the Camry has been the best-selling car in America for most of the past decade.

The hybrid premium runs about $2,400 more than a similar gas-engine-only Camry. You get a four-cylinder gas engine, electric motors/generators at the two front wheels, a continuously variable transmission, and a big nickel-metal hydride battery pack that takes up a quarter of the trunk. Read the full story on TechnoRide: Toyota Camry Hybrid Review: A Nearly Perfect Car Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.
Bill Howard

Bill Howard is the editor of, the car site for tech fans, and writes a column on car technology for PC Magazine each issue. He is also a contributing editor of PC Magazine.

Bill's articles on PCs, notebooks, and printers have been cited five times in the annual Computer Press Association Awards. He was named as one of the industry's ten most influential journalists from 1997 to 2000 by Marketing Computers and is a frequent commentator on TV news and business shows as well as at industry conventions. He also wrote the PC Magazine Guide to Notebook & Laptop Computers. He was an executive editor and senior editor of PC Magazine from 1985-2001 and wrote PC Magazine's On Technology column through 2005

Previously, Howard spent a decade as a newspaper editor and writer with the Newhouse and Gannett newspapers in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Rochester, New York. He also writes a monthly column for Roundel, a car magazine for BMW enthusiasts.


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